Invitation to Workshop Series in Research Methodology in Social Sciences and Educational Science

The Institute for Research on Educational Development (IRED) and the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC) of the Hong Kong Institute of Education in collaboration with the World Bank Vietnam's Development Information Center (VDIC) are pleased to present a series of workshops to build the research capacity of Vietnamese university faculty members, researchers and graduate students. The first three workshops in this series are delivered by Professor Philip Hallinger, a world-renowned scholar specializing in education, leadership, and organizational change. With the funding support from sponsors, 100% scholarships are offered to selected participants and the workshops series is free of charge to participants.

We cordially invite you to take advantage of this opportunity. Please apply to join the important dialogue to address research challenges facing Vietnamese educators and researchers. Participants will enhance their own knowledge as well as joining a network of academics involved in social science research.

The program's goal is:

(1) To provide university faculty, researchers and graduate students with key insights, core concepts and skills that are needed to conduct and publish high quality research.
(2) To bring together social science researchers and expose them to conceptual and methodological approaches, and enhance your skills in publishing research in international journals.
(3) To foster dialogue and networking opportunities among researchers and academics to address challenges facing Vietnamese researchers.

Target participants: Vietnamese university professors or lecturers at public and private institutions, researchers at public and non-profit organizations, and master and doctoral students who wish to improve their research skills in the social sciences.

Dates and Time: 3 workshops on Oct 25, Nov 15, and Dec 11, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

- Topic 1: Conducting a World Class Literature Review (Oct. 25, 2012)
- Topic 2: Mixed methods research (Nov. 15, 2012)
- Topic 3: Strategies for Successful Publication (Dec. 11, 2012)

Venue: Hanoi: Vietnam Development Information Center (VDIC), 2nd floor, 63 Ly Thai To Street, Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh city: HCMC Development Learning Center— 178 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3, HCMC

Speaker: Professor Hallinger, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd).

Language: Bilingual, English - Vietnamese

Tuition: 100% scholarships are offered to selected researchers, university lecturers/professors, graduate students and scholars

Further information on the workshops and registration are in the files attached.